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Shooting in Southwest Houston: Monday's Show (September 26, 2016)

Houston police investigate a mass shooting in southwest Houston on Sept. 26, 2016. (Photo: Al Ortiz, Houston Public Media)

At least nine people were injured this morning in southwest Houston, when a shooter opened fire along Law Street near the corner of Weslayan and Bissonnet. Police reported the suspect was shot and killed by officers.

The people who were shot were transported to area hospitals.

On this edition of Houston Matters, we learn the latest, and discuss the implications of today’s incident on perceptions about “safe” neighborhoods in Houston. We also discuss how social media is increasingly being used to update us on developments in such “breaking news” situations. And we explore potential political repercussions of recent violence here and elsewhere in the U.S. in the hours before one of the most highly anticipated presidential debates in years.

NOTE: Developing stories like this involve fluid details. We will seek to update information above as we have it. You can also follow News 88.7’s coverage here.

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Craig Cohen